By the way if anyone wants to add to my composition database page feel free. I don't know the best way to type compositions but I have tried many. I don't like bunching them by the beat with spaces between beat that can lose some of the feel . What I have found is using a comma (terekita, taka tere) etc. for the matras and using a line | for the vibhags works well.
IF You want to paiste a chunk of compositions in this forum I will add them to the page. Also if anyone wants to download that page and fix it up then send it to me that's cool, it's there for everyone.
I don't believe in charging money for tabla compositions, my attitude is to get the compositions to the people. Originally you know we were all told by our teachers and friends not to give away all the compositions but so much time has gone by I decided to give them all out and let the teachers come back if they are angry. But most compositions were taught to them by someone else so they also don't own it.
My opinion is that we should have books of compositions available to the public and all the compositions that are slightly similar should be catagorized. And it would also be good to show where they came from. This way we could have a clear record of the types of compositions and where they came from. This is what I would like to see brought into the new age. Not all this hiding and secret, loss and confusion. In this internet age we should be able to compile these. If you have a webpage with compositions let us know the link .
jilly (Dec 23, 2002 03:16 p.m.): hello people, Im a big fan of relas and was hoping if any of you would have any to give!!
YA you're right , not only are they hard to play but some will never play them correctly because it's hard to convey in the bols alone. What's interesting is that there are all these big kaidas with themes that are 2 cycles long that I have seen so few of . Ali Akbar Khan's son Pranesh has a huge book of compositions he has collected and typed up. He's pretty guarded about it and very respectful of who taught them to him. Imagine all the Shankar Ghosh, Jnan Prakesh Ghosh, Swapan, and everyone else in that book.
Jake (Dec 24, 2002 01:52 p.m.): I agree with you Warren! The thing is that even if you know these compositions, they are really hard to play like true Masters!! The beauty is in the performers skill and artistry.